An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 9, 2006 - Religion
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Michael Hornsby-Smith offers an overview of Catholic social thought particularly in recent decades. While drawing on official teaching such as papal encyclicals and the pastoral letters of bishops' conferences, he takes seriously the need for dialogue with secular thought. The 2006 book is organized in four stages. Part I outlines the variety of domestic and international injustices and seeks to offer a social analysis of the causes of these injustices. Part II offers a theological reflection on the characteristics of the kingdom of God which Christians are urged to seek. Part III reviews Catholic social thought in six main areas: human rights, the family and bioethical issues, economic life, social exclusion, authentic development, and war and peace. Part IV completes the cycle with a consideration of appropriate social action responses to the injustices which the author has identified and analysed.
 

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Contents

I
3
II
10
III
13
V
16
VI
18
VII
20
VIII
22
IX
24
XLIV
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XLV
177
XLVI
181
XLVII
183
XLVIII
203
XLIX
205
L
208
LI
209

X
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XI
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XII
35
XIII
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XIV
44
XV
48
XVI
53
XVII
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XVIII
60
XIX
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XX
64
XXI
68
XXII
75
XXIII
81
XXIV
83
XXV
85
XXVI
87
XXVII
91
XXVIII
104
XXX
107
XXXI
112
XXXII
117
XXXIII
118
XXXIV
121
XXXV
123
XXXVI
130
XXXVII
138
XXXVIII
145
XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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LII
219
LIII
223
LIV
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LX
279
LXI
282
LXII
284
LXIII
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LXIV
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
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LXVIII
315
LXIX
321
LXX
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LXXI
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LXXII
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LXXIII
336
LXXIV
364
LXXV
viii
LXXVI
ix
LXXVII
xii
LXXVIII
338
LXXIX
340
LXXX
342
LXXXI
344
LXXXII
346
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Michael P. Hornsby-Smith is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey. He is author of Roman Catholic Beliefs in England (1991) and editor of Catholics in England 1950–2000 (1999).

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